Tag Archives: gratitude

Looking Up to the Sky

Gazing in the distance, I recall happy memories and allow my creative spirit to enter. Facing the sky now, the clouds form shapes and the child in me finds objects. Little children enjoy the game Of naming the shapes they … Continue reading

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Thank You for your Service!

This Veteran’s Day and always, we express deep gratitude for your loving service to your country.  Many families honor their loved ones both alive and deceased for giving of themselves in armed conflict around the world. We take time out … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Our Healthcare Providers

  Praise to the brave ones on the front lines! Our healthcare workers show great courage in the face of overwhelming odds as the numbers soar. Supplies are less than needs. Yet, the nurses, doctors and others labor in overcrowded … Continue reading

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Expressing Gratitude

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students had a project one Thanksgiving to write a letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Family

What is a family? We could attempt to define this within the contours of logic, but it would only be a concept in the mind. And concepts typically don’t compel us to travel vast distances to be with our families … Continue reading

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A Letter of Gratitude to a Stranger

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students have a project this Thanksgiving to write the letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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Grateful to my parents

  Fall is a time for reflection as I gaze on the warm colors nature has provided me, the family and friends I have, and for the education I received. There are no half measures when it comes to education. … Continue reading

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